Re: Artificial satellite observing - book

From: Robert Christy (bob@zarya.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 09:00:02 PST

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    The book is from 1974 and is generally dated in its content. It comes from a 
    time when observers used graphical means and mathematical tables to 
    produce predictions. The book pre-dates the era of the electronic calculator. 
    It is based on a 1973 satellite observers' publication from the British 
    Astronomical Association (but in some areas the book goes into less detail).
    
    This does not detract from its interest value. It has quite a few formulae and 
    explanations but if you have a computer programme then they will not be of 
    much use unless you want to develop some calculation routines of your own.
    
    I turned to it a few weeks ago when I measured a Doppler curve from a radio 
    observation and wanted to calculate the passing distance.
    
    I saw a secondhand copy recently priced at four pounds (six dollars).
    
    
    On 2 Jan 2001, at 17:10, Paolo Cosetti wrote:
    
    Surfing on Internet I've found a book titled "Artificial satellite 
    observing" by Howard Miles.
    Is there anyone who has any opinion about ?
    
    
    Thanks
    
    Paolo Cosetti
    
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